It’s not quite blueberry season yet here, but all those blossoms are making me anxious for it to arrive. Blueberries are one of my very favorite fruits, especially straight from the bush on a sunny day. Yum. Since I clearly have blueberries on the brain today, it seems like a perfect time to make this cute blueberry pincushion, right?
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To make this you’ll need:
Cut the felt into a 2” square, then cut that into a star shape. It doesn’t need to be perfect, just a general star shape. Set that aside for now.
Stitch a long basting stitch 1/4” from the edge on both long sides of the fabric. Start and stop your stitching a hair over 1/4” from each end. Leave the thread tails long.
Fold the rectangle with right sides together. Stitch 1/4” from the short edges. Be sure to keep your basting tails out of the stitching.
Pull the basting tails to gather the bottom. Pull as tight as possible without breaking the thread. Tie off.
If you find your raw edges pop out in the next step, as mine did, slide the end under your sewing machine needle and stitch over it.
Pull the remaining basting stitches to close up the top. Tie off the threads. If you need to, hand stitch the opening at the top closed. I would have done that on mine if I were using finer stuffing.
Stitch down through the center using the long needle and embroidery thread. Be sure to stitch through the fabric on both ends.
From the bottom, stitch back up a short distance from where you popped out. At this point your needle should be at the top.
Thread the felt star onto the needle. Stitch up and down through the berry and star about 4 or 5 times. Knot the thread at the top under the felt.
Almost looks good enough to eat!
I’m not sure blueberry season can come soon enough, especially if I’m going to be looking at this every day.